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trip reports : glossary

A guide to terms and abbreviations used

ATC Air traffic control
CTO City ticket office
FA Flight attendant
GA Gate agent
op-upgrade Operational upgrade, usually because economy class is overbooked

American Airlines terms:
AC Admirals Club airport lounges
PLT Platinum frequent-flyer status, achieved by flying at least 50,000 miles a year

BOS Logan Airport, Boston, MA
DAD Danang, Vietnam
DCA National Airport, Washington, DC
EZE Ezeiza airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina
HAN Noi Bai airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
HKG Hong Kong SAR, China
LGA LaGuardia Airport, New York City
LGB Long Beach, California
MIA Miami, FL
MVD Montevideo, Uruguay
ORD O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
SGN Tan Son Nhut Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Airline codes:
AA American Airlines, largest airline in the world
CX Cathay Pacific, national carrier of Hong Kong
EK Emirates, national carrier of the United Arab Emirates
TG Thai Airways
VN Vietnam Airlines
WN Southwest Airlines, US discount carrier ("We're Nuts")

Classes of service:
F First class
J Business class
Y Economy class

Aircraft types:
ERJ Embraer Regional Jet
737, 757, A321, F100, MD-80 narrow-body aircraft
767, 777 wide-body aircraft
RJ Regional Jet; 40-70 seat aircraft used by airlines on less-traveled routes

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